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CARPA standard treatment manual [6th ed.]

Posted on: 1 October, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 4, October 2014 – December 2014
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Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (2014)
CARPA standard treatment manual [6th ed.]
 Alice Springs: Centre for Remote Health

This treatment manual assists practitioners to manage a range of health, social and work conditions when they arrive in central and northern Australia without specific training in remote primary health care.

The manual covers the following topics:

  • emergency and assessment
  • child health
  • mental health and drug problems
  • chronic diseases
  • sexual health
  • general topics.

The manual is produced for health care workers – including doctors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners and health workers, remote area nurses, midwives, nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals.

The manual is grounded in both the evidence and the practicalities of remote practice and aims to be:

  • in plain English, easy to access
  • current and evidence based
  • culturally appropriate and relevant to remote practice
  • revised with the greatest possible input from remote practitioners.

Access to the manual requires registration which is free.

Abstract adapted Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association


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